Army Gen. Vincent Brooks Nominated as US Forces Korea Commander

Vincent Brooks
Vincent Brooks

Gen. Vincent Brooks, commanding general of the U.S. Army Pacific under the U.S. Pacific Command, has been nominated as commander of U.S. Forces Korea.

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said in a statement said Monday that Brooks was also nominated to lead the Combined Forces Command and the United Nations Command.

The 36-year Army veteran became chief of the U.S. Army Pacific in July 2013.

He was former deputy director for the war on terrorism and political-military affairs for the Western hemisphere during his time at the Joint Staff.

Brooks also served in the Department of the Army as chief of public affairs.

His previous roles as a commissioned officer include commanding general of the Third U.S. Army/U.S. Army Central in the Middle East and major general within the 1st Infantry Division.

Brooks is a former National Security Fellow at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

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